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Lawsuits Must Follow Proper Paper Trail to Be Initiated

A medical malpractice action proceeds through the legal system in a systematic manner. The entire process can take many months to many years before it comes to a resolution. In short, the path goes from pleadings (filing paperwork with the courts), to discovery (gathering and sharing factual information), alternative dispute resolution or jury trial, and appeals. The case may have an informal start when the plaintiff lawyer or patient informs the hospital's Risk Management or Legal more...
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